Based on the massively successful CW show, Riverdale, this prequel novel explores what the gang was doing before Season One.
Why did Jughead and Archie have a falling out? What did Veronica’s life look like in the Big Apple? And how long has Betty really been in love with Archie?
Told from multiple points of view, your favorite characters tell their story their way.
Being a fan of the tv show, even though I haven’t seen the latest season yet I was super excited to read this book! I’ve always wondered what the characters lives were like before the show.
I really recommend this book for fans who have already watched the show because there is some spoilers of things that go down in the show. If you don’t mind spoilers this book is a great introduction.
The book is written in POV chapters and includes diary entries, text messages and emails between the characters. I really enjoyed reading it this way and I think it made it easier to picture what was happening. Betty’s chapters are mostly diary entries, but it reads like a regular book so don’t worry if you think it’s a little odd.
If you have seen the first season of Riverdale you will know most of the information in this book. It mostly just goes deeper into things of course of what happened the day before!
Betty is in California the whole time and I was really surprised she was in LA for a internship. It didn’t seem very Betty, but I think Betty felt the same way and how everything turns out it makes sense. Except this date of hers, I wonder whatever happened to him?
Veronica is in New York the whole time and we learn just how oblivious of things she really is. I personally hate Veronica because of her personality, but the author got her on point in this book and that’s great.
Not much goes on for Archie and Jughead back in Riverdale except for the friendship change and Archie sneaking around with his teacher. You really get to feel the emotions Archie and especially Jughead feels. Jughead’s chapters were probably my favorite, but that’s probably because he is my favorite character!
Jason and Cheryl were in this book, but not much new information was given. Maybe because we will learn more on the show. But I wish there was some scenes of Jason at home and what was happening there. Polly also pops up a few times in the book too and I liked that.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was such a smooth read I read it all in a day and a half. Could have been a day if I had more time. So Riverdale fans get on this!
About The Author:
Micol Ostow has written over 50 works for readers of all ages, including
projects based on properties like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, and most recently, Mean Girls: A Novel. As a child she drew her own Archie comics panels, and in her former life as an editor she published the Betty & Veronica Mad Libs game. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters who are also way too pop culture obsessed. Visit her online at www.micol.ostow.com
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